This week first graders were learning about different facial features. Also they were practicing how to add facial expression when they were drawing the faces.
Grade two students were learning about how to make paper quilling flowers. They knew basic skills of making the rolls and they could get the desired shapes by pinching them.
Last week in art, the 3rd grade was introduced to the element of form. They learned how to change geometrical shapes into geometrical forms and how to add value to make said forms 3D. They were then introduced to natural forms and learned all about the artwork of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's glass bowls were the inspiration for the third grade's art project.
Grade four reviewed geometrical and natural forms. For their art project they were given a piece of porcelain that they had discovered during their excavation in social studies. They were asked to create a drawing of what the porcelain might look like if it was intact. They were then given porcelain dough and were asked to create their own bowl, jug, or plate.
Grade five has been looking at the fantastic jungles of Henri Rousseau. They have analyzed and taken inspiration from 'Tiger in a Tropical Storm.' They have started creating the many layers and pieces that will help create their jungle pictures.
The grade six students have been working hard to find information for their art research projects. They have chosen an artist, created a timeline, found quotes and interesting facts, chosen a piece of art to analyze and are discussing ways in which they can take inspiration from their artist to create their own piece of art.
Er Xin Reporter